Warner’s Stellian: Joyful Givers

Pictured above: Left to Right, Back Row: Jim Warner, Bill Forga, Nonna Forga, Allison Warner, Bob Warner Left to Right Front Row: Sandy Warner, Nonie and Jim Warner, Carla Warner By: Barbara Tuckner Every year, the Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul would make the trek to Warner’s Stellian...

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Helping Hammer Individuals Reach for the Stars

By Joe Reis, Hammer Board of Directors and CEO of Coldwell Banker Burnet 4:45 am and Karen was ready to go! Matter of fact, I think she had been preparing to go for years. The February cold did not deter her spirit at all. Her dream of going to New York City, seeing a Broadway show and auditioning...

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From the Northwoods to Hammer

By Karen Lafferty, Graphic Designer My connection with Hammer Residences began in the 1990s, before Hammer moved to their current office building. I met with Ellen Timmerman-Borer in hopes of doing graphic design work as an independent contractor. We met a number of times over the next year or two...

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A Day at the Spa

By Lauren Pehler, Assistant Program Manager The theme of last year’s Reach for Ralph benefit was “Making Dreams Comes True.” That evening, guests were able to help fund the dreams of a number of people Hammer serves. Robin, an individual I support, had a dream any lady would enjoy – a day at the...

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Reach for Ralph 2014

On Thursday, July 24th over 450 people came together to make dreams come true for the people we serve. Our annual summer benefit was a huge success thanks to a wonderful group of people that made the magic happen. In addition to an army of volunteers the night of the event, a group of 15...

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Why I Volunteer

By Bill Perrine, Hammer Volunteer My name is Bill Perrine and I am entering my eighth year as a volunteer for Hammer Residences. Back when Hammer was considering a major event to build its awareness and fundraising efforts, my friend Lisa Anderson called me to ask if I could put my event...

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Family Key to Success

By Jeff Warner, Warner’s Stellian History books omit the names of many important people. Despite their significant impact, their part of the story remains unwritten. In Warners’ Stellian’s story, such a man existed. Gerald Tuckner married dad’s sister Marie. Jerry was a...

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